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Numbered Men (1930)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | 3 August 1930 (USA)
Mary Dane and falsely imprisoned Bud Leonard love each other, but Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud to get Mary, and escape-minded King Callahan, set events in motion to prove that love and ... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Dwight Taylor (adapted from the stage play by: "Jail Break"), Alfred A. Cohn (screen version & dialogue) (as Al Cohn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bernice Claire ... Mary Dane
Conrad Nagel ... 26521
Raymond Hackett ... 31857
Ralph Ince ... 33410
Ivan Linow ... 41226
George Cooper ... 27635
Fred Howard Fred Howard ... 50134 (as Frederic Howard)
Tully Marshall ... Lemuel Barnes
Maurice Black ... Lou Rinaldo
William Holden William Holden ... Warden Lansing
Blanche Friderici ... Mrs. Miller
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Storyline

Mary Dane and falsely imprisoned Bud Leonard love each other, but Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud to get Mary, and escape-minded King Callahan, set events in motion to prove that love and justice will prevail. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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"NUMBERED MEN" Is the only TRUE story of JAILBREAK -born of a year's screaming headlines- giving the "inside" of jail riots- (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelohia, Penna.)) 20 June 1930) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1930 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

Goofs

The onscreen credits list Conrad Nagel's number as 26521, but his shirt reads 10607. See more »

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Prisoners of Love
31 January 2012 | by dogwater-1See all my reviews

If only prison was like this. The "numbered men" seem mostly to sit around in the lounge of privilege, play games, smoke and josh each other like they are just fellas at the fire house waiting for an alarm. The object is to get on the road gang where they will be on "the honor system". Those words are always spoken with quotes, by the way, by any of the actors. A special treat after work is to pile into the old truck like it's a hayride and visit a farm for home-made doughnuts. Very early talkie and shows the seams of that transition. Bernice Claire has a corn-fed niceness with a touch of vinegar that is appealing.The rest of the cast does not fare well. From a play and not much removed from a stage. Mervyn LeRoy directed. This is where so many prison picture clichés come from, it fun to ring the bell on them, although I don't remember another big house drama with doughnuts.


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